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How I Stopped MS and Depression

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Author: Christoph Engen

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I had been suffering from progredient multiple sclerosis (MS) and recurrent depression for 23 years already and to get around I had to use walking aids or wheelchairs. In the last years of this miserable phase I would furthermore suffer from constipation, incontinence, fatigue and neuropathies. One day something changed....

It’s Easier to Overdose on Water Than Weed

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Author: Ross Pomeroy

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In February, reports filtered in from Germany that two men died of cardiac arrhythmia triggered by marijuana intoxication. At a headline's glance, the tragic deaths seemed to spoil cannabis' unblemished track record: Until that point, no cases of fatal overdose were known to science. It should be noted, however, that...

Antipsychotic Drugs Prescribed to Seniors at Alarming Rates

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Author: David Bruser

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Thousands of seniors in Ontario nursing homes are on a powerful mix of antipsychotics and sedatives, according to a new provincial Health Ministry report that surfaced after a recent Star investigation. The report, commissioned by the ministry and co-authored by a leading doctor and scientist, sheds new light on the...

Lemon & Baking Soda – A Powerful Healing Combination

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Author: Collective Evolution

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In an age where cancer rates are rising incredibly fast, the need for alternative treatments is becoming even more prominent. Research is being put into a number of different avenues with one supporting Dr. Marty Pagel, PhD, from the University of Arizona Cancer Center, who will test the effects of sodium bicarbonate...

Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Increase Crime

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Author: Erin Delmore

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Three months after Colorado residents legalized recreational marijuana with the passage of Amendment 64 in Nov. 2012, Sheriff Tom Allman of Mendocio County, Calif. – a haven for marijuana growers – warned that an onslaught of crime was headed toward Colorado. “Thugs put on masks, they come to your house,...

Doctors Creating A New Attention Disorder For ‘Daydreamy’ Kids ?

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Author: Kevin Loria

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According to the New York Times, some researchers say that almost two million American kids could have a controversial attention disorder called "sluggish cognitive tempo." Half of these kids are a subset of the six million currently diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — usually called ADHD. They make up...

HPV Vaccines: Unnecessary and Lethal

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Author: Gary Null

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Every parent desires only the best for their children, which is why most parents insist that their children, primarily girls but now also boys, receive the three-shot series of HPV vaccines. Parents do this because there is the unchallenged assumptions that vaccine public mandates and physician recommendations are founded upon...

Kiwis Taking To ‘Hillbilly Heroin’

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Author: Shane Cowlishaw

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New Zealanders are popping prescription pills with alarming regularity, and a painkiller known as "hillbilly heroin" is being handed out too easily. Results from this year's Global Drug Survey, conducted in partnership with Fairfax Media, found that, of the 5731 New Zealand respondents, two-thirds had used prescription anti-pain or anti-anxiety drugs...

Ways to Control Dreaming

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Author: Tiffanie Wen

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In 2008, Isaac Katz, a civil service officer, passed away just before reaching his 78th birthday. He had been struggling with cardiovascular problems for some time. His son, Arnon Katz, now a 47-year-old tech entrepreneur, was beside himself with grief, and frustrated by the fact that he would never speak to...

Gateway Drug, To What?

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Author: Charles Eisenstein

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You've probably heard about those addiction studies with caged lab rats, in which the rats compulsively press the heroin dispensing lever again and again, even to the point of choosing it over food and starving themselves to death. These studies seemed to imply some pretty disheartening things about human nature....

This Is What It’s Like To Have Bipolar Disorder

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Author: Susan Scutti - Video

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Vincent van Gogh, Virginia Woolf, Kurt Cobain. What do these uncommon and distinctive personalities have in common? Bipolar disorder. Sometimes called manic-depression, this brain disorder causes dramatic mood swings from depressing lows to manic highs. Although this mental illness is often portrayed in poetic terms, with patients experiencing unimaginable euphoria...

A Hard Childhood Accelerates Kids’ Cellular Aging

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Author: Carl Engelking

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In the musical “Annie,” a youthful Shirley Temple sings about the strenuous life of an orphan in “It’s the Hard Knock Life.” As it turns out, little Annie was wise beyond her years. A new study shows that children from stressful, disadvantaged social environments get kicked even at the cellular...